India women's U-17 team records third straight win in Hong Kong

Priyanka Devi scored a brace as India women's U-17 team comprehensively beat Citizen AA 5-1 on Thursday.

It is the third straight victory for Indian women's U17 team in Hong Kong.   -  AIFF Media

The India U-17 women’s team continued its winning run in Hong Kong with a 5-1 win against Citizen AA on Thursday.

The Indian outfit, coached by Alex Ambrose, has already earned big wins against the likes of the Hong Kong U-23 side (5-1) and Tai Po TBC (4-0) last week. Sai Sankhe, Kiran and Amisha netted a goal each, while Priyanka Devi scored a brace as the Indians romped home to another big victory.

India got the early start as Sankhe put away a chance in the very first minute of the match. In the 16th minute, Marriyamal played Priyanka through to the  goal and the forward thumped it past the goalkeeper to make it 2-0.

Citizen pulled one goal back when Kayan scored in the 23rd minute, gaining some momentum. Center-back Nirmala had to pull off a goal-line clearance in the 36th minute to prevent the home side from levelling the scores.

India's two-goal lead was restored in the 50th minute, when Astam soared up the flank, squared a pass to Priyanka, who made no mistake. Kiran made it 4-1 in the 80th minute, just before being substituted off.

Five minutes later, Amisha scored India's fifth of the match, latching on to a pass from Astam.

India will play its final game against the Hong Kong U-18 Women’s Team on Saturday.

Result

India 5 (Sai Sankhe 1’, Priyanka Devi 16’, 50’, Kiran 80’, Amisha 85’) beat Citizen AA 1 (Kayam 23’)